I agree with this concept and have thought about this before.
i saw an interesting arcticle on nytimes or maybe it was slate.
it said they should create conferences based on the top sport the schools are good at. have a football centric conference for some and hoops for another.
it was an out of the box way at looking at it. no way it happens but i liked the concept.
It makes no sense for olympic sports to be in the same conference as the football team just so the the school can make more money off of 11 games a year.
The travel they're putting many of these students through is insane. WV for example is shipping tennis, softball, baseball, and volleyball players to Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa hundreds of times per year now. That's just crazy.
Those sports should be in regional conferences separate from what the football team is in.